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Today's News

  • Christmas chili cook-off set for Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.

    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pots of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”

    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Angel Food menus for December now available at News

    TELL CITY – December menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries’ discount-food program are available online and at The News.

    The program offers 31 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free food box for $25. Several holiday specials are offered this month.

    December orders are due Dec. 7 with food to be delivered Dec. 18. Orders can be placed online and paid for with debit or credit cards.

    Menus are available online at www.angelfoodministries.com.

  • EUCC Thanksgiving dinner Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Evangelical United Church of Christ will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 25. The meal will be served in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Anyone wishing to have meals delivered in the morning can call the church office at 547-7059.

    Meals will be delivered in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. Anyone is invited to call the church to request a meal.

  • Students dig in against smoking

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students posted two banners in City Hall Park Thursday, signed by all of the junior-high and most of the high-school students, according to Mayor Barbara Ewing, third from the left.

  • Skillful shot

    Del Cato of Evansville shows off a ham and sausage he won during a Nov. 7 ham shoot at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia.

  • Tell City holds line on salaries for 2011

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, keeping in place a small increase adopted this summer for 2011. No additional pay increases are planned for next year as the city continues to control costs in the face of uncertain future funding.

    The council approved across-the-board increases of 25 cents per hour in September and those raises, the first for 2010, took effect Oct. 1.

  • Works board denies street-vacation request

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Monday he’s not comfortable permitting anything that would increase the number of inoperable cars in the city.

    He was responding at a regular meeting of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety to a request by Wayne Greer of Perry County Auto Sales and Towing to vacate streets in the city so he can move the business from its current location near Hospital Road in Tell City.

  • Sunset Over Oriole Pond

    The setting sun reflects on the surface of Oriole Pond Nov. 14, capping a weekend that brought much-needed rain Saturday afternoon and night and sunny, cooler conditions Sunday.

  • Parades to ring in holiday season

    PERRY COUNTY  – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its  6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Cannelton officer, new canine ready for beat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson introduced a new police dog, coincidentally also named Eric, at city meetings Nov. 8.

    Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo three weeks of training in Kokomo to become the animal’s handler, he explained, with costs covered by grant funding that helped secure the canine.

    “The dog knows what he’s doing. It’s Lee that needs the training,” Dickenson said with a smile.